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Deep Cheeps are a special variety of Cheep Cheeps that are first found in New Super Mario Bros. They act and appear to be regular Cheep Cheeps, except for the fact that these creatures are green and will actively chase Mario or Luigi in underwater levels depending on the direction they swim. Deep Cheeps will only give up pursuing Mario or Luigi if they swim behind and past them. Deep Cheeps behave in a similar way to Rip Van Fish from Super Mario World.
Super Mario series
New Super Mario Bros.
Three Deep Cheeps in New Super Mario Bros.
In New Super Mario Bros., Deep Cheeps and their larger variant, the Big Deep Cheep, only appear in World 6-5. They chase Mario or Luigi until they swim away.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
A Deep Cheep and a Big Deep Cheep in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they are slightly more common. One appears in World 1-4 along with a Big Deep Cheep. If Mario and co. keep staying in the area, another pair appears. They also appear in the second part of World 8-4. In this game, their mouths have become pink, like a Cheep Cheep, rather than the red-orange color they previously had. Their fin and tail have also become yellow, as opposed to white. There is a much more dangerous enemy of a Deep Cheep known as the Spiny Cheep-Cheep.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Deep Cheeps reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, where nothing has changed about their behavior and appearance since New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Deep Cheeps first appear in World Mushroom-2.
New Super Luigi U
Deep Cheeps in New Super Luigi U
Though Deep Cheeps did not appear in New Super Mario Bros. U, they reappear in its expansion pack game New Super Luigi U. Their first and only appearance is in Cheep Chomp Chase.
Mario Party 9
In Mario Party 9, a Deep Cheep can be seen swimming around Blooper Beach. It jumps out of the water at various intervals and may even jump over the player's vehicle. It has no effect on the gameplay. This may just be a green Cheep Cheep as there are many of these in the Mario series.